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AntZ
04-22-2010, 12:23 AM
I'm back from a week in the Internet wilderness after being sent to site on short notice. The good thing was that I was in a beautiful part of the country and for once took a "real" camera.

Driving to this location though lots of early morning fog, I was hoping it was going to be present here and was happy to see that it was. I took about 200 images and will be posting some spectacular panoramas over the next week.

Some more info on this wonderful location.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Sisters_(Australia)
Their names are Meehni(922 m), Wimlah (918 m), and Gunnedoo (906 m). The commonly told of the very legend of the Three Sisters is that three sisters fell in love with three men from a neighbouring tribe, but marriage was forbidden by tribal law. Battle ensued, and the sisters were turned to stone by an elder to protect them, but he was killed in the fighting and no one else could turn them back. This legend is claimed to be an Indigenous Australian Dreamtime legend.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/4541816843_9592958ccf_b.jpg

casil403
04-22-2010, 12:29 AM
Wow...so beautiful AntZ...we have 3 sisters here in Canada too in the Alberta Rocky Mountains. I really like the Aussie version! :)
Peaks of the Canadian Rockies (http://www.peakfinder.com/showpeakbyid.asp?MtnId=878)

JAS_Photo
04-22-2010, 02:55 AM
Fabulous shot, Antz!

Iguanasan
04-22-2010, 08:35 AM
What a really cool image. I love the location. Great shot! :thumbup:

Bambi
04-22-2010, 08:37 AM
Antz this is a stunning image. Well done. We have 3 sisters here too- they are rocks in the water.

Foots
04-22-2010, 10:06 AM
Antz, I have to second everyones kudos. Super shot.

Mad Aussie
04-22-2010, 03:38 PM
Somewhere I'd like to see myself one day. I think Chantelle is planning to go there very soon also.

Nice shot AntZ. A bit blue on the blue rocks mate but a spectacular with that cloud! Love the way we can see past the cloud, down into the valley as well.

ericmark
04-22-2010, 03:51 PM
Stunning I had to go to your web site to view. A lot better than the Two sisters on Falklands.

Odd as soon as I had posted and scrolled back up and photo was there.

AntZ
04-22-2010, 05:57 PM
Thanks all.


Nice shot AntZ. A bit blue on the blue rocks mate but a spectacular with that cloud! Love the way we can see past the cloud, down into the valley as well.

Well it is the Blue Mtns :)
Yep, I noticed that crept in there somewhere along the way. There is a bit of noise too in clouds which I have fixed on my version.

I have a 17 shot panorama to finish that almost captures the breath taking beauty of this spot.

edG
04-22-2010, 07:18 PM
wow - a little bit of heaven on earth. Can't wait to see the panorama!

AntZ
04-27-2010, 09:54 AM
Here' an HDR Panorama.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3008/4556297561_4804f0180a_b.jpg
Full panorama still to come.

MA, I know there is some purple fringeing that I have only noticed after upload.:headslap: I need to get a calibrated monitor. I can't fix it from here, so I will just fix up my copy..unless some one knows a way to REPLACE a flickr photo?

Mad Aussie
04-27-2010, 03:32 PM
I don't AntZ. Replace and re-link is the only way I know with Flickr.

Yes the CA is a bit rough around the sisters but what an awesome view though!! Excellent composition AntZ. That's an awesome valley when you see it like this.

Marko
04-27-2010, 07:08 PM
Wonderful shots Antz:highfive::highfive:

AntZ
04-27-2010, 09:49 PM
Thanks MA and Marko.
I worked out how to replace an image. There is a replace link on the bottom left. Better, but different. HDR process gave me a totally different image with the same input files and same settings. This has a broader dynamic range, so is better I think. Slight overcorrection on the CA, but I think this is due to the HDR.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3008/4556297561_c14dddf1ea_b.jpg